Monthly Archives: March 2019

CQUniversity hiring Manager – Library Information & Research Services

(22 Mar 2019)  CQUniversity Library has created a new position to lead the development of information and research services that support of our vision for a truly Digital Library. The CQUniversity Digital Library agenda sets the framework for an ‘online-first’ approach to service delivery, student support, and access to library resources. You will be responsible for […]

March 22, 2019 10:42 am

Flinders University hiring Associate Librarian, Collections, College and Research Services

(22 Mar 2019)  Flinders University is seeking The Associate Librarian, Collections, College and Research Services who leads and manages the Collections, College and Research Services team ensuring that it provides high quality services to University staff and students in ways that align with, and support, the University’s strategic priorities and the Library’s plans. As one of two […]

March 22, 2019 10:37 am

CSA attempts to reach wider audience with Pop-up machine in Singapore public libraries

(14 March 2019) As part of CSA’s [Cyber Security Agency] efforts to reach a wider audience, the Cyber Savvy Machine Pop-Up is an interactive machine which aims to educate citizens on cyber hygiene. It has been stationed at various libraries, one library a month since November 2018 in order to reach a diverse group of […]

March 22, 2019 8:51 am

The Australian Web Archive is a momentous achievement – but things will get harder from here

(14 March 2019) The National Library of Australia has just launched its Australian Web Archive – a massive, freely accessible collection of content that provides a historical record of the development of world wide web content in Australia over more than two decades. The new archive is a momentous achievement. Containing annual captures of all […]

March 22, 2019 8:49 am

Laos copyright law: EIFL review, recommendations

(14 March 2019) Libraries rely on copyright exceptions and limitations to allow everyday uses of copyright-protected materials, for example, to provide a researcher with a copy of a journal article, to make an accessible format copy for a blind student, or to make a preservation copy. For this reason, many copyright laws include specific exceptions […]

March 22, 2019 8:42 am

AAP StatShot: revenue decline for education and scholarly publishing

(14 Mar 2019) According to the Association of American Publishers StatShot Monthly report, revenues for participating education and scholarly publishers declined in all categories (Higher Education, PreK-12 Instructional Materials, Professional Books and University Presses) for January 2019 as compared to 2018. Among them, the revenue of university presses dropped down the most by 24.5%. For more […]

March 21, 2019 4:40 pm

The Library is the Brand

(20 Mar 2019) From Scholarly Kitchen by Robert Cartolano, the Columbia University Libraries Associate Vice President for Technology and Preservation: “Today’s academic library manages a complex set of online information resources, delivered by a combination of locally managed and externally provided services. It is vital to academic libraries that the digital library services we provide — […]

March 21, 2019 9:02 am

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau unveils new online resource

(21 Mar 2019)  The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau’s Mice intelligence and innovation department (TCEB M2I) launched a new online resource centre to provide information and insights for organisers of conventions and exhibition in the country. Bangkok Post has more details here.

March 21, 2019 8:49 am

Opening a yearbook onto the past

(19 Mar 2019)  The “Shanghai Almanac for 1852, and Commercial Guide,” the city’s first yearbook, is set to be republished by the Shanghai Bookstore Publishing House in June. The yearbook, in English but due to have a Chinese translation, is the earliest compiled by foreigners on the Chinese mainland. The original book will be displayed at the release […]

March 20, 2019 3:56 pm

China, UP open new book center in Philippines

(18 Mar 2019)  The Chinese Embassy and the University of the Philippines on Monday launched the first “China Book Center” at the UP Asian Center in Diliman, Quezon City. The newly-launched resource center in UP is the first of its kind solely dedicated to one Asian country, said Dr. Joefe Santarita, dean of the UP Asian Center […]

March 20, 2019 3:37 pm

Australia’s best library designs celebrated

(18 Mar 2019)  The Australian Library and Information Association has revealed the winners of its Library Design Awards at the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum in Brisbane. 2019 ALIA Library Design Awards winners: School Library Anglican Church Grammar School Centenary Library – Brand and Slater Architects (now BSPN Architecture) Public Library Shellharbour City Library – Designinc, Lacoste and Stevenson and Turf […]

March 20, 2019 9:42 am

Emerald Publishing announces progressive digital research platform for the social sciences

(15 Mar 2019)  In July 2019, Emerald Publishing will launch a completely new Emerald Insight digital research platform. Developed in collaboration with twelve leading international universities, it is designed to make social sciences research easy and enjoyable to discover. Emerald Insight – the home of over 300 journals, 3,000 books, 1,700 case studies and a growing […]

March 20, 2019 8:50 am

China’s bookstore wins Bookstore of the Year Award at London Book Fair

(13 Mar 2019)  China’s bookstore chain brand Fang Suo Commune clinched the Bookstore of the Year Award of London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards. It beat BOA Bookstore of Vietnam and Unity Books Wellington of New Zealand on the shortlist to win the award. Find out more from the original story here.  

March 19, 2019 10:00 am

BMJ partners with RedLink to offer Remarq on BMJ Open

(17 Mar 2019)  RedLink is pleased to announce that BMJ is the latest publisher to offer Remarq, a tool for the research and education communities offering collaboration, annotation, commenting, article sharing, and editorial tools, all on the publisher’s site and utilizing the version of record. Remarq launched earlier this week on BMJ Open, an open access journal dedicated to publishing medical research from […]

March 19, 2019 9:55 am

Turnitin Authorship Investigate supporting academic integrity is released to higher education market

(13 Mar 2019)  Turnitin, a leading provider of feedback, grading, and plagiarism checking solutions, announced today the general availability of Authorship Investigate, the first solution that supports higher education administrators in addressing contract cheating. Authorship Investigate uses forensic linguistic analysis and Natural Language Processing to help investigators efficiently compare differences in written work and gather the […]

March 18, 2019 12:55 pm